GLOSSARY: [Racial Profiling]

Racial profiling is using someone’s ethnicity/race to stereotype them and suspect them to have done a certain action, usually a crime, solely because of their race. Racial profiling can occur in stores, on the street, even in centers for education. Accusing someone of a crime or putting extra security on someone is included in racial […]

GLOSSARY: [Gentrification]

Gentrification at face value is just the revitalization of a neighborhood, bringing in new business and residents. Deep down gentrification is the opposite of the good face it provides. Gentrification brings about removal of minorities who can’t keep up with rent hikes. New and affluent residents move into the neighborhood. Traditional and old shops and […]

15th Amendment

The 15th amendment gave African American men the right to vote. It states that “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” While it gave African American men the […]

14th Amendment

The 14th amendment was created in 1868 during the Reconstruction era and its purpose was to grant all citizens born in the United States citizenship. This included specifically former slaves and gave them equal protection under the law. However, this also led to separate but equal, where local governments would keep races separate and they […]

13th Amendment

“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” In simpler terms, the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States. It was passed in 1864-65 after the Civil War. This was […]

Glossary: Prison Industrial Complex

Prison Industrial Complex is where there are interactions of the private companies who would help expand the prison system. The prison industrial complex consisted of surveillance, imprisonment, police brutality, racial profiling, prisoners with poor education like drop outs, and more… It is when a prison is constructed and managed by the services of private companies. Most […]

Glossary: Jim Crow

Jim Crow is when there was a racial segregation between blacks and whites between 1877 and the mid-1960s. The blacks were treated a lot differently than the whites. The African Americans were treated as a second class citizens. They couldn’t shake or offer their hands with a white male because if they did, it would […]

GLOSSARY: [Racial Steering]

Racial steering is the practice in which real estate agents guide families who are looking to purchase homes towards certain neighborhoods based on their race and color. Not only do they steer them towards certain neighborhoods, but also away from certain neighborhoods. They try to limit potential buyers to areas where the current residents are […]